South Carolina State tops Florida A&M 78-69
ORANGEBURGE, S.C. (AP)—Jason Flagler scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in South Carolina State’s 78-69 win over Florida A&M on Monday night.
South Carolina State (15-13, 10-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) held the Rattlers to 39.6 percent shooting (25 of 63), and won the rebounding battle 49-22.
Carrio Bennett added 18 points, Josh Jackson scored 13 and Jessie Burton and Jimmy Williams tallied 11 each for the Bulldogs.
The Rattlers (7-20, 5-9) cut the deficit to 37-35 on a 3-pointer by David Buchanon with 35 seconds left in the first half and trailed 38-35 at halftime. The Bulldogs, though, improved their lead to as many as 71-58 on a layup by Flagler late in the second half.
Florida A&M was led by Buchanon with 18 points and Dale Hughes with 14. Brandon Bryant added 12 for the Rattlers.